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    Default Early rhubarb

    A friend has asked me to ask you peeps for some advice. Because of the very mild weather we've had, her rhubarb is coming up now. Normally she covers it up to blanch, but is worried that's it's too early to do that? What should she do, please?

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    I noticed my lottie neighbour has some covered and he's an old hand at this gyo lark
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    Yes, I have mine covered at the moment.

    I only force half of mine, allowing the other half to grow naturaly, next year it will be their turn. This prevents them from becoming exhausted.
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    I read that people throw away the forced plants afterwards. Is that right? Or maybe that was just commercial practice?

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    I don't throw my forced plants away. I just don't force those the following year or two


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    Thank you all!

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